Category: Labor

Mark Dudzic: Employers Keep Shifting Costs under Affordable Care Act

Until we win single-payer Medicare-for-All, health care benefits will continue to be the biggest cause of strikes, lockouts, concession bargaining, and givebacks

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Tom Wetzel: What is Class Oppression?

The capitalist elite were forced to make concessions in the ‘30s-‘40s because of a threat to the very existence of their system

Emilio Godoy: Inequality in Mexico Is All About Wages

“What better social policy could there be than one that directly tackles the distribution of income?”

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Staughton Lynd: The Wobblies in their Heyday

Review of The Wobblies in their Heyday:  The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era, by Eric Chester

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart retail workers in Southern California held the first sit-down strike in the company’s history

David Seligman: Corporate America’s Oily Trick

How big business uses “yellow-dog contracts” to crush basic rights

Various Contributors: NUMSA’s Expulsion from COSATU

Statement by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Alena Samuels: The Little Union That Could

National Nurses United are gaining strength as other organizations around the country lose clout

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Steve Early: Picketing, Not Partnering, in Honolulu

The contradictions of Hawaii’s healthcare system and the struggles of its workers

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Carl Finamore: Rosie the Riveter Doesn’t Do Red Carpets

She Pickets SF Luxury Hotel

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